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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2013

Employer shared responsibility penalty delayed

The Obama administration will not penalize employers that do not offer health benefits until 2015. The U.S. Department of Treasury announced the

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2013

Impact of Supreme Court DOMA decision on employee benefits for same sex spouses

In United States v. Windsor1, the Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),2 which defines marriage as solely a legal

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 7 Feb 2013

Physician payment sunshine reporting dawns in 2013

On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the physician payment sunshine

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 14 Feb 2012

An update on medical loss ratio issues

As part of President Obama’s federal health care reform program, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148) enacted on March 23, 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Pub. L. 111-152) enacted on March 30, 2010 (collectively, “ACA”) amended the Public Health Service Act to establish minimum “medical loss ratio” (“MLR”) standards that health insurance issuers must meet.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 26 Jan 2012

Prepare for health plan participant fee

Under health care reform, plan sponsors of self-funded health plans and health insurance issuers will owe a new fee that is first payable for plan years ending after September 30, 2012.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 20 Jan 2012

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: proposed rule leaves big questions unanswered

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released a proposed rule to implement the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act” (the “Sunshine Act”), enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA”).

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 14 Nov 2011

The Supreme Court -- November 14, 2011

The Supreme Court of the United States granted five petitions for writs of certiorari today, some of which were ordered consolidated:.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2011

IRS guidance on reporting health care costs on Form W-2

The IRS has issued Notice 2011-28 which provides guidance on reporting the cost of employer-provided health coverage on Form W-2, which will be required for Forms W-2 issued in January 2013 for the 2012 tax year.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 28 Mar 2011

Minnesota conforms state tax law for 2010 to federal tax law on tax-favored health benefits for children through age 26 - 2011 still an open question

On March 21, 2011, Minnesota amended its state tax law for 2010 to conform it to federal tax law on health benefits provided to a child through the end of the year in which the child attains age 26.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2011

Compliance deadline for certain claims procedure requirements extended by health care reform guidance

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform) requires non-grandfathered health plans to make changes to their internal and external claims procedures.

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